Looking for things to do in Milton Keynes today, this week or during the holidays? Great news, you are in the right place as we have all of the best attractions and events to keep you and your family entertained.
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Things to do in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes is one of the best places to live, work or visit in England. The planners dream comes true in this new city! It’s young, clean vibrant, safe and affluent, with a range of great attractions in and around it.
Milton Keynes is the culmination and perhaps the perfection of the ìGarden City developments in Britain that followed the Second World War. The foundation was laid in 1967 when Milton
Keynes was officially designated a new town.
Milton Keynes capitalised on the earlier lessons of towns like Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage and has successfully blended modern life and commerce to make it one of the best places to live and work in Britain.
What to do in Milton Keynes
The twentieth century is so often heralded as the planners dream gone wrong. Whereas those that know Milton Keynes, feel its very much a case of the planner dream came true! Part of the reason for this is the significant architectural and planning talent assembled for the job in the early 70’s.
Milton Keynes is no laughing matter!
Milton Keynes gained prominance in the nations psyche through the gags of 70’s comedians like Jasper Carrott, that made fun of the roundabouts and the infamous concrete cows. Later we found out that few of the comedians had even been to MK, but most people were left with a false impression of the city that has taken 25 years to shake off.
Milton Keynes enjoys a great location for commerce and for the traveler looking for a base. Going north it’s 45 miles from London on the way to Birmingham. Looking east to west it’s midway between Cambridge and Oxford.
It’s the perfect base to explore the country with most major cities within 2 hours. It has direct rail connections to London (35mins), Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Chester, Stoke on Trent, Coventry, the Lake District, North Wales, Glasgow and Scotland.
If you need to fly London Luton International airport is about 15 miles to the south and regional airports at Coventry, Donnington and Birmingham also offer international and national flights.